RIT College of Science offers scholarships and financial awards for current students. All returning students are invited to apply for internal scholarships, in addition to, the ones they received as first-year students. The following scholarships are available to continuing students with eligibility criteria listed below for each one.
Alumni Endowed Academic Scholarship
Established in 2004, the College of ScienceAlumni Endowed Academic Scholarship was created to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities.
Applicants should submit an essay, no more than 500 words, that includes the following topics:
Why do you feel you are qualified for this award?
How has your leadership involvement and/or community service impacted upon your own personal development and the enhancement of campus life at RIT?
What skills have you utilized in your community service or leadership position(s)?
What significant contributions have you been able to make in your service/leadership role? To your organization? To your executive board members or your committee members?
Dr. Andy Langner Endowed Fund
The Dr. Andy Langner Endowed Fund was established in 2011 in memory of chemistry professor Andy Langner to acknowledge student nominees that demonstrate resiliency and tenacity during difficult or challenging circumstances.
Income from this endowment will be used to support educational experiences of students enrolled in degree programs in COS. Examples of how the funds may be used include, but are not limited to stipends for students engaged in research, supplies and equipment for student research, and student travel to conferences. Preference will be given to students who serve as inspirations to faculty and fellow students or who demonstrate resiliency and tenacity during difficult or challenging circumstances. This endowed fund is not for scholarships.
A personal statement which describes how the student has persevered difficult circumstances and challenges.
A support letter from one faculty member.
John Wiley Jones Award
Each year, one student from each of the five academic units of the College of Science are chosen for the John Wiley Jones Outstanding Students in Science based on their academic achievements, citizenship, and contributions to the quality of campus life.
Income from this endowment will be used to support educational experiences of graduate students enrolled in M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs in COS (BS/MS students must have the BS portion of the degree certified). Examples of how the funds may be used include, but are not limited to, stipends for graduate students engaged in research, supplies and equipment for graduate student research, and graduate student travel to conferences.
A statement describing how the funds will support and enhance the graduate student experience (stipends, research, travel).
A support letter from one faculty member.
Pre-Vet Financial Support Award
The College of Science is accepting applications for the 2022 Lt. Col. Mary Ann Latosi Jernigan USAF, Retired Endowed Pre-Vet Student Support Fund.
Lt. Col. Mary Ann Latosi Jernigan USAF, Retired, is a 1965 RIT College of Business alumna, receiving a BS degree in Food Service Administration. Lt. Col. Jernigan served on active duty from 1966-1986. She was assigned to five different major Air Force Commands where her duties included but were not limited to, hospital dietician, Air Force dietitian internship clinical instructor, and regional hospital and medical center food service director.
As an animal lover, Lt. Col. Jernigan established this student support fund to help with the protection and care of wild and domestic air, land, and sea animals. The fund will support students pursuing educational advancement in veterinary medicine. Funding is intended to address costs associated with, but not limited to, books, application fees, required standardized examinations, travel and incidental needs for interviews, professional conferences, and undergraduate research.
All materials, including the recommendation letter, must be received by the College of Science through the online form here. Applications are reviewed and awards are made twice annually – in the Fall and Spring terms. All requests must be made at least one month in advance of when the funds are needed.